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UTSA student organizations host annual BestFest fundraiser Oct. 28

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UTSA BestFest

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(Oct. 27, 2011) -- The UTSA Campus Activities Board will host the annual student organization fall fund-raising festival, BestFest, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28 at Sombrilla Plaza on the Main Campus.

The UTSA community is invited to the celebration featuring student performances, games and crafts, food, drinks and festivities. BestFest will feature music by The Pulse Electric.

The Pulse Electric started playing in April 2010, fronted by brothers Jaime Moreno and Eric Moreno. Working together in a previous post-hardcore project (Screaming At The Sky), the brothers decided to jump genres and break into the dance rock/pop scene. With track after funky track, members Mike Mangalindan, Annah Fisette and Nate Staires (Grand Archer) were picked up to complete the roster and create the mash-up of hard rock and electronic dance music that have people moving to today.

BestFest is one of the largest fundraisers for UTSA student organizations. Each organization will have a booth with games or food and drink items -- and this year, more than 70 organizations will participate.

For more information, contact the Campus Activities Board at 210-458-4772.

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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